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ERIC Number: ED540541
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 28
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Math Academy: Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics. Book 3: Supplemental Math Materials for Grades 3-8
Rimbey, Kimberly
Actuarial Foundation
Created by teachers for teachers, the Math Academy tools and activities included in this booklet were designed to create hands-on activities and a fun learning environment for the teaching of mathematics to the students. This booklet contains the "Math Academy--Play Ball! Explorations in Data Analysis & Statistics," which teachers can use to enhance their math instruction while staying true to the academic rigor required by the state standards framework. Included in this booklet are activities the author used for the sports Math Academy. This Math Academy is designed to help students understand the connection between sports, data collection, and statistical analysis. As the students play each "game," they will collect, organize, display, and analyze the data from the game results. Teachers may choose to implement a grade-level or school-wide Math Academy, or they may prefer to implement these activities in their own classroom. Whichever format they use, teachers should keep in mind that the goal is to help their students see the relevance of mathematics in real-life contexts.
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Ernst & Young; New York Life Foundation; Swiss Re (Switzerland); Towers Perrin
Authoring Institution: Actuarial Foundation